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  • 17 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer has announced the details of the major, $180M federally-funded dune and groin protection system for Long Beach, Long Island. Superstorm Sandy devastated the Island, in large part because a protection system had never been built. Following the storm, Schumer secured $180 million in federal funds for the Sandy relief bill […]

  • 12 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) recently helped lead a bipartisan effort in Congress to press the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to ensure Northern Michigan’s ports and harbors are properly maintained due to their importance to Michigan’s economy. “Frankly, this issue is about jobs in Northern Michigan. Many of our communities up here depend on their […]

  • 7 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer, Kirsten Gillibrand, Richard Blumenthal, and Chris Murphy yesterday announced a key Senate committee’s passage of legislation to bring federal dollars to support the restoration of Long Island Sound. The Long Island Sound Stewardship Act that Senators Gillibrand, Schumer, Blumenthal and Murphy introduced last year passed out of the Senate Environment […]

  • 31 January 2014
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    Fight for the Reef campaigners said the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Federal Environment Minister Greg Hunt had let down Australians and failed the Reef. GBRMPA today issued a permit to allow three million cubic metres of dredge waste from the expansion of Abbot Point coal port to be dumped in Reef waters. […]

  • 28 January 2014

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week deleted more than 1,900 acres of the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station in Irvine, Calif. from the National Priorities List of Superfund sites. Hazardous wastes at this major portion of the site were cleaned up through activities that included soil sampling and excavation. To date, the […]

  • 27 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Australia’s largest environment groups have joined forces to fight the planned dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters. The chief executive officers from WWF-Australia, the Australian Marine Conservation Society, Australian Conservation Foundation, Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Get Up!, and the Humane Society International-Australia have sent a joint letter to the Great Barrier Reef Marine […]

  • 23 January 2014

    Rep. Tom Reed applauded the water infrastructure project funding allocated to the Army Corps of Engineers in the recently passed consolidated appropriations bill. Army Corps funding saw a ten percent increase from last year’s funding, for a total of $5.5 billion. At Reed’s request, Army Corps of Engineers Brigadier General Margaret Burcham made a site […]

  • 16 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    A further flood funding boost of £500,000 has been proposed for river dredging by Somerset County Council yesterday, and it brings the total proposed by the council to £1m. The Council is planning to up its offer of £300,000 for dredging, and £200,000 for local flood prevention schemes, to a total of £1m – with […]

  • 13 January 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle District, activated its Emergency Operations center Jan. 9th and has sent three teams to assist coastal tribal communities with flood protection measures before a storm hits overnight and coincides with high tide Saturday morning. One team is assisting the QuileuteTribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as […]

  • 10 January 2014

    Continuing their fight for JAXPORT and the economic growth and jobs that deepening the St. Johns River would bring to Northeast Florida, Congresswoman Corrine Brown and Congressman Ander Crenshaw spearheaded a bipartisan Congressional delegation letter to the House and Senate Transportation Committee Chairs and Ranking Members that pushes for the inclusion of the project in […]

  • 7 January 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    2013 was a remarkable year for global marine terminal operator DP World. Despite challenging market conditions and uncertainties that impacted the industry, the company maintained its focus on improving efficiencies, expanding capacity, enhancing its position as one of the top industry leaders globally and driving profitability. As a premier partner in the UAE’s successful bid […]

  • 20 December 2013

    U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and U.S. Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT-3), Joe Courtney (D-CT-2), and Jim Himes (D-CT-4) announced $7,532,001 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service Emergency Watershed Protection Program for the restoration, protection, and maintenance of flood plains in Connecticut affected by Hurricane Sandy, as well […]

  • 18 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Despite the protestations of Queensland’s Deputy Premier, dredging and dumping in the Great Barrier Reef’s waters will cause damage including to the seagrass beds at Abbot Point which will be ripped up if dredging goes ahead, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the dredging process […]

  • 17 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    Governor Bobby Jindal and local officials yesterday highlighted a shoreline restoration project east of Holly Beach in Cameron Parish. The project is restoring miles of eroded beach devastated over many years, most recently as a result of Hurricanes Ike and Rita. The restoration project mines sand from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico and […]

  • 16 December 2013
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Governor Pat McCrory and Transportation Secretary Tony Tata announced the reopening of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on N.C. 12 at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. North Carolina Department of Transportation engineers deemed the bridge safe for traffic after several sonar scans, driving two test pilings, and multiple inspections over the past week. The emergency repair […]

  • 10 December 2013

    The Federal Government’s decision to allow three million cubic metres of sediment and rock to be dredged and dumped in World Heritage waters to expand Abbot Point port, is “damaging and short-sighted,” reef campaigners said today. AMCS Great Barrier Reef Campaign Director, Felicity Wishart, said the go ahead for dredging and dumping flies in the […]

  • 15 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) has been named to the U.S. House conference committee for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act. Regarding this, Congresswoman Corrine Brown made the following statement: “I am pleased to be selected as one of twelve House conferees for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act as we work with the […]

  • 14 November 2013

    U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has helped to pass legislation in the House that includes a provision he authored to prevent the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using the Lucas-Berg Confined Placement Facility in Worth as a dumping site for materials dredged from the Cal-Sag Channel. The provision, contained in the Water Resources Reform […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Federally-required inspections by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District have shown a need for Salt Lake County, Utah, to address important maintenance issues of the levee systems along the 12-mile Surplus Canal. The canal, which was upgraded by the Corps in 1960, drains Jordan River water into the Great Salt Lake. The Sacramento […]

  • 4 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) applauded the passage of a bipartisan bill that will boost funding for harbor maintenance and provide critical resources to small Oregon ports. The legislation, called the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA), gives the Army Corps of Engineers the authorization it needs to move forward with overdue navigation, […]

  • 30 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    The House of Representatives voted in a strong bipartisan manner to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2013 (WRRDA) by a margin of 417 to 3. This legislation would authorize flood protection projects across the nation; and at Congresswoman Matsui’s urging, includes several of the Sacramento region’s primary flood protection priorities. “Today’s […]

  • 25 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Dr. Dan Benishek (MI-01) supported legislation that will improve the maintenance of harbors and ports in Northern Michigan. “Frankly, this issue is about jobs in Northern Michigan. A lot of communities up here depend on their harbors and ports for shipping and recreational boating. Unfortunately, we’ve seen the money designated for harbor maintenance being spent […]

  • 17 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Today’s release of the draft Queensland Ports Strategy confirms that the Queensland Government will continue to fast track industrial development on the Great Barrier Reef’s coastline, according to the Australian Marine Conservation Society (AMCS). Felicity Wishart, AMCS’s Great Barrier Reef campaign director said the rapid, widespread and deeply damaging industrial development for the Reef’s coast […]

  • 15 October 2013
    Business & Finance

    Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) stood before the shuttered Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 2 Laboratory in Edison, New Jersey, calling for an end to the reckless Republican government shutdown that has left all 100 employees of the lab furloughed. The government shutdown has halted or slowed work on a variety of activities critical to […]

  • 30 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    CHEC won the bid for Yanbu Industrial Port extension project in Saudi Arabia on September 11. This project is located at Yanbu, a western city in Saudi Arabia, the client is the Port Authority of Saudi Arabia and the contract amount is about USD 29 million and the time limit for this project is 660 […]

  • 26 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    A key House committee unveiled legislation that would clear the way for the long-stalled Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. The Water Resources Reform and Development Act, released today by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, authorizes the final steps necessary to deepen the harbor to accommodate larger ships that will soon transit the Panama Canal. “For […]